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Rains pour shame on MC
Chandigarh, August 6
A traffic jam near the Tribune chowk after heavy rain in Chandigarh on Wednesday. For the third consecutive day today, rain brought misery to the people of the city and shame to the MC. Waterlogging on roads led to long traffic jams.

A traffic jam near the Tribune chowk after heavy rain in Chandigarh on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

MC camps in Sector 24
Officials of the MC supervise the installation of a pump near the houses of High Court judges in Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.The Chandigarh MC has set up a special camp office headed by an XEN near the houses of the Punjab and Haryana High Court judges in Sector 24 for round the clock monitoring of the waterlogging problem.

Officials of the MC supervise the installation of a pump near the houses of High Court judges in Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Rs 14,700-cr bid for Mohali bus terminal project
Mohali, August 6
A projected image of the proposed bus terminus-cum-commercial tower that is to come up in Mohali.The Punjab govt’s ambitious project of a 10-storey bus terminus-cum- commercial tower here got a fillip today after the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board announced that the highest financial bid received for the project was of Rs 14,700 crore from a Mumbai-based company.

A projected image of the proposed bus terminus-cum- commercial tower that is to come up in Mohali.


Action against 10 Zirakpur builders
Mohali, August 6
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority here has recommended the filing of criminal cases against at least 10 builders for violating various provisions of law.

Offices of builder raided
Mohali, August 6
A team of the service tax wing of the central excise department today surveyed the offices of a prominent builder in Phase IX here this evening. The team is said to have detected a service tax evasion in lakhs by the company.

Cop-Peddler Nexus
More heads may roll
Chandigarh, August 6
A departmental inquiry is being initiated against five UT police personnel who were suspended yesterday for their alleged involvement in the drug peddling racket in the city.


Residents oppose demolition, block traffic for 3 hrs
Zirkapur, August 6
Residents block a JCB machine during a demolition drive in Zirakpur on Wednesday. The Punjab Government in collaboration with the Northern Railways launched a major demolition drive against encroachers occupying large areas falling in and around the Singhnullah choe here. Officials of the MC, railways and drainage department led the day-long drive that was opposed by residents of Ambedkar Colony this afternoon. They blocked the Zirakpur-Panchkula highway for three hours.

Residents block a JCB machine during a demolition drive in Zirakpur on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Policemen search the district courts complex after receiving a bomb hoax call in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Bomb hoax at district courts
Chandigarh, August 6
A day after the police proposed to intensify security at the district courts complex, the UT police was taken for a ride after it received a bomb hoax call, claiming to blow up the courts complex, here this morning.

Policemen search the district courts complex after receiving a bomb hoax call in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Benefits of breast feeding highlighted
Chandigarh, August 6
As part of the “World Breast Feeding Week”, being observed all over the world from August 1 to 7, a programme was organised at Urban Health and Training Centre, Sector 38, here today. The programme was organised by the school of public health, department of community medicine, PGIMER, along with the Chandigarh health administration.

Tiny tots celebrate Teej at Little Hearts Pre-School in Patiala on Wednesday.
Tiny tots celebrate Teej at Little Hearts Pre-School in Patiala on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

e-Revolution 2008
Conclave to begin today
Chandigarh, August 6
At a time when the Chandigarh Administration is at the receiving end of the allegations of meagre compensation to the farmers for the acquisition of their land for its flagship Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP) here, top IT honchos will converge here tomorrow for a two-day conclave eRevolution 2008 in a bid to chart a new IT course for Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.

Talent dearth can halt city’s IT progress
Chandigarh, August 6
The dearth of talent pool for the IT industry in the region could halt the city’s march towards being the IT hub of North India. With a majority of educational institutes in this region still not being able to churn out IT graduates suited to the needs of the industry, the small and medium IT industry could give the city a miss for other Cat II towns.

From brink of losing leg
Chandigarh, August 6
Yogesh Goyal (48), a businessman from Ambala, was about to lose his left leg, as nicotine from the 40-odd cigarettes he consumed daily had insidiously led to 85 per cent blockage of his arteries.

Postal dept fails to penalise erring officials
Chandigarh, August 6
In a typical example of how the common man has to pay for the mistake of erring officers, the postal department has failed to recover money from its erring officials, whose mistake had forced it to spend Rs 85,646 to publish an advertisement in two newspapers.

Inquiry officer fails to meet deadline
Chandigarh, August 6
DSP Jasbir Singh Cheema, who is inquiring into the allegations leveled by SI Poonam Dilawari against DSP Satbir Singh, failed to submit his report even after the expiration of the deadline this evening.

GHS flats give marla houses a run for money
Chandigarh, August 6
Landlords owning freehold marla and kanal houses in the city have a new competitor in group housing societies (GHS). Thousands of flats in GHSs from Sector 48 onwards are giving kothies a run for their money in the wake of better designs and low rentals.

Sewerage pipes pose threat to motorists
A trench on the internal road of Sector 42 poses a danger to motorists driving at night due to the absence of illuminated warning signboard. Chandigarh, August 6
The municipal corporation has learned little from the recent incident involving a labourer who was trapped while digging in Sector 42 a few days ago. For, incomplete work on digging continues to pose a threat to the lives of city residents. The labourer had sustained multiple injuries was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition.

A trench on the internal road of Sector 42 poses a danger to motorists driving at night due to the absence of illuminated warning signboard. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Export ban fails to lower maize price
Chandigarh, August 6
The ban on export of maize has failed to bring down its price in the domestic market. Since the ban was imposed only for a period of three months to cut down the prices in the domestic market, it has failed to achieve the desired objective.

A view of the reading room at the Sector 10 Leisure Valley where the senior citizen assemble and read newspapers after a morning walk.
IN OUR BAD BOOKS: A view of the reading room at the Sector 10 Leisure Valley where the senior citizen assemble and read newspapers after a morning walk. Tribune photo: Karam Singh

HAL to make engine blades for IAF
Chandigarh, August 6
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will soon be manufacturing high precision blades for helicopters indigenously. The project, which began about a year ago, is expected to be completed next year.

Former envoy discusses situation in Iraq
Chandigarh, August 6
Prevalent volatile situation in Iraq following the 1991 Gulf War were discussed by former Indian Ambassador to Iraq, Ranjit Singh Kalha, at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development here today.

Mystery shrouds youth’s death
Panchkula, August 6
The Bansal family of Sector 16 brought the body of their youngest son after the post-mortem was conducted at Dehradun here today.

Ply school buses only on main roads, drivers told
Mohali, August 6
DTO Balbir Singh has directed drivers of school buses to ply their vehicles only on main roads in the town, failing which action will be taken against them by the authorities concerned.


Scramble for hostel accommodation at PU
Chandigarh, August 6
Getting a hostel accommodation at Panjab University these days has become as competitive as getting admissions. As the new courses are added each year in PU, more and more students join in resulting in chaos for hostels.

PGs charge heavy amounts
Chandigarh, August 6
Increase in the number of outstation students in city year after year is making it difficult for the students to get a seat in hostel and forcing them to stay as paying guests outside.

Squatters create scarcity of rooms
Chandigarh, August 6
Alleged occupation of hostel rooms by squatters seems to have created an artificial scarcity of hostel rooms at PU.

Outsider assaults hostel resident
Chandigarh, August 6
Once again an outsider exposed the hollow claims of the PU authorities in keeping a check on outsiders staying illegally in the hostels as one outsider not only stayed in the hostel without permission but also created ruckus in the hostel number 7 after he assaulted another resident of the same hostel.

Mansa Devi Board to open public school
Panchkula, August 6
The Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board has mooted a plan to set up a school on the pattern of public schools, imparting quality education in the region. Earlier, the board had proposed to set up a super-speciality hospital on the BoT (build-operate-transfer) basis. While the blueprint of the plan has already been prepared, the plan is yet to get the nod of Haryana Chief Miniser Bhupinder Singh Hooda who is also the chairman of the board.

From Schools and Colleges
Anti-smoking programme at GCG
Chandigarh, August 6
In an endeavour to maintain the status of Chandigarh as a smoke free city, PRAKRITI, environment society of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, organised an awareness and sensitization programme on ‘Hazards of Tobacco Smoke’ in the college campus.

From School & Colleges
Indo Global celebrates Teej
Mohali, August 6
Living to the spirit of Saawan, ETT Students of Indo Global College of Education celebrated Teej. The students enjoyed themselves on the swings. They sang folk songs.

Prizes distributed at Saint Soldier
Mohali, August 6
As many as 150 students were awarded during the annual prize distribution ceremony held at the Saint Soldier International Convent School, Phase 7, here today.

Quiz on August 10
Chandigarh, August 6
Chandigarh Corporate Quiz, being organised by STEPS, will be held on August 10 at the Punjab Engineering College Auditorium, Sector 12 here. T.P.S. Jassal, a noted quiz master, will conduct the quiz. Preliminary selections will be held on August 10 at the same venue at 10 am.

Finally, PU to admit NRIs
Chandigarh, August 6
Finally Panjab University has given relief to the NRI students seeking admission in various courses. PU vice-chancellor today said directives had been sent to all the departments to start admissions under NRI category.

J&K students visit Chandimandir
Chandigarh, August 6
As many as 30 school students from Ramban and Banihal area of Jammu and Kashmir, today visited the Western Command office at Chandimandir and interacted with the general officer commanding-in-chief, Lt Gen T. K. Sapru.


High Court
Notice to MC for Oct 22
Chandigarh, August 6
Taking up a writ petition filed by a municipal corporation employee claiming that his rightful claim to the post of an accounts officer was being ignored, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the commissioner to remain present in the court.

Lior Case
Prosecution closes evidence
Chandigarh, August 6
The prosecution today closed the evidence in the drug peddling case against Israel national Lior Avi Ben Moyal.


Shops gutted in Ambala Cantt market
Ambala, August 6
A major fire in the Ambala Cantt market gutted two paint shops and destroyed the residences built above the shops today morning. While the residents escaped to safety they could not save much of their belongings.

Six sugar mills to be restarted: Kanwaljit
Patiala, August 6
Punjab co-operation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh today asserted that the next Lok Sabha elections may be held in November because the UPA government was not on firm footing.

11 booked for murder
Rajpura, August 6
The police have booked 11 boys for murdering a resident of Navyug Colony and seriously injuring another resident of the city. Six of them have been identified. However, no arrests have been made so far.

MP helps 19 children with heart problems
Ropar, August 6
MP Avinash Rai Khanna has come to rescue of 19 children suffering from congenital heart problems. Khanna, along with Gracian Hospital, Mohali, is getting these children treated free of cost.


No big hopes from nation of billion
Chandigarh, August 6
Call them pessimists, but placing their views on the past performance of the country at the Olympics, city residents expect no medals this time, too.

PCA Boost Cup
YPS, APJ in final
Mohali, August 6
With his clinical bowling spell, Abhishek Mahajan not only broke the backbone of rival team Paragon Senior Secondary School but also steered Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar, into finals of the Inter-School PCA Boost Cup for (Under 16 boys) at the YPS ground here today.

SWAC to meet CAC in semifinal
Chandigarh, August 6
The South Western Air Command (SWAC) would meet Central Air Command (CAC) while Eastern Air Command (EAC) would take on Air Force Headquarters (AHQ) in the semi finals of Air Force Championship at hockey stadium, Sector 42, here today.

Over 100 to tee off on Aug 10
Chandigarh, August 6
About 100 retired defence officers will converge on the SEPTA greens of the Chandi Mandir Cantonment for a one-day golf tournament to be organised by the Punjab Golf Association (PGA) on August 10.

22 schools for soccer championship
Chandigarh, August 6
As many as 22 schools from the Tricity have confirmed their participation, in the under-19 age group, in St Xavier's Six-A-Side Soccer Championships, starting tomorrow, at St Xavier's School, Sector 44 and St Xavier's Senior Secondary School, Sector 71, Mohali.


Rape accused arrested
Nayagaon, August 6
The police here has arrested Rakesh, the main accused in the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl of Dashmesh Nagar.

Cops booked for cheating
Mohali, August 6
The Mohali police has booked two cops working at the Punjab police headquarters for allegedly trying to extract Rs 25,000 from a Shimla resident. The accused, constable Saurabh Chopra and head constable Harminder Singh, were booked under Sections 420 and 385 of the IPC.



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